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Clarke Forum September Events Cover The Supreme Court, 'The Good Life,' The Arctic and More

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All Clarke Forum Events are Open to the Public

This semester, The Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues will welcome speakers to Dickinson to focus on a number of pressing matters. Several events will address this semester's theme, The Arctic, beginning with a lecture on Sept. 29 on how rapid environmental change in the Arctic challenges human adaptability. Clarke Forum events are open to the public, with most taking place in the Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium. Many are also available as livestreams. Check the Clarke Forum website for the latest details.

Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022

The New Culture Wars: Social Media Use & Racial Discourse
Apryl Williams, University of Michigan
Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium, 7 p.m.
Livestream Link

Williams, an expert on the intersection of race and social media, will deliver a lecture at Dickinson exploring why productive racial dialogue has become more divisive in American popular internet culture.

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022

Constitution Day Conversation
The Past and Future of the Political Supreme Court
Rachel Shelden, Penn State University
John E. Jones III '77, P'11, Dickinson College
Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium, 7 p.m.
Livestream link

To commemorate Constitution Day, Dickinson will feature college President John E.Jones III '77, P'11, a retired federal judge, in a wide-ranging constitutional conversation with noted political historian Rachel Shelden. Jones and Shelden will help put several of the current bitter controversies over democratic elections, abortion and judicial partisanship into revealing historical context.

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022

Part of The Good Life Series
Can You Still Have Fun? In Search of "The Good Life" in a Broken World
Katrina Jurgill Briddell '01, The Hershey Company
Stern Center, Great Room, 7 p.m.
Livestream link

Briddell explores lessons from her personal and professional journey—from her time studying Spanish and religion at Dickinson to her work today in social impact and sustainability—and how an evolving vision of “the Good Life” has served as a guide on her path through life.

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022

Morgan Lecture
Rescuing Socrates: How the Great Books Changed My Life and Why They Matter to a New Generation
Roosevelt Montás, Columbia University
Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium, 7 p.m.
Livestream link

In this lecture based on his book Rescuing Socrates, American academic Roosevelt Montás tells the story of how a liberal education transformed his life and offers an intimate account of the relevance of the Great Books today, especially to members of historically marginalized communities. This event marks the annual Morgan Lecture.

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022

Sliding Earth: Arctic Indigenous Cryo-Worlds, Environmental risks and Human-Non-Human Collaborations
Olga Ulturgasheva, University of Manchester
Sayan Ulturgashev, Choreographer
Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium, 7 p.m.
Livestream link

This lecture will examine the ways Arctic/Siberian Indigenous communities respond to unpredictable climate events and the knowledge, strategies, and human-non-human collaborations they draw from to face environmental calamities. Following the lecture, Dickinson’s Ballet Certificate Program will perform an excerpt of Eveny Melody by Sayan Ulturgashev, Indigenous ballet dancer and choreographer.

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Published August 29, 2022